Issue – January 2008

THE SPIRIT OF CHARITY

The annual Spirit of Charity Gala, hosted by Catholic Charities, benefited children, families, the elderly, the disabled and the homeless, among others in need throughout one of their most successful events to date. Live music and dancing among the more than 650 community leaders present rounded out a night filled with joy and hope.

PROPER PROFESSIONALS

Next In Line, a young professionals networking organization in South Florida, partnered with The Sports Club/LA and Business Buddies to host a unique networking event overlooking Biscayne Bay from the Four Seasons Tower on Brickell to benefit Best Buddies of Florida.

FULL THROTTLE

Zooming into town with style, the 37th installment of the South Florida International Auto Show showcased the best the automotive world has to offer — and will be offering — with scores of interactive exhibits and displays including the debut of 10 concept cars that provided design cues for the future.

HELPING HANDS

Sister Cooke and many of the parents from Carrollton School all joined together at the Grand Bay Club to celebrate a pre-gala event to raise funds for the school. The official gala will take place on the premises of the school in January 2008.

World Wonder

International Yachtsman, the primer magazine showcasing the passions and pastimes of the world’s yachting elite, hosted a mansion soiree with The Luxury Council and Sol Sotheby’s that invited guests to discover The 8th World Wonder. Guests sipped on Dewar’s 12 and libation offerings from Premier Beverage while touring international real estate options from Royal Islands in the Bahamas and Keys Caribbean Resort Residences, Marinas & Club. So what was the 8th Wonder? Besides the Erno Laszlo-laden goodie bags, it was the party itself, of course.

Mondrian marvel

With more than 70 percent of their hotel residences already sold and hope for a full sell-out by early 2008, Mondrian South Beach celebrated their success at The Forge in Miami Beach. To reflect the interiors of the residences, the Forge was outfitted with furnishings from Moooi. Guests were treated to a screening of a video visualization of Mondrian South Beach while sipping on complimentary cocktails and sampling light bites.

A PATH TO GREATNESS

Larry Robinson and Dr. Orlando Silva hosted a private reception at Northern Trust on Brickell Avenue to grow awareness for Misioneros del Camino. Throughout the evening, The New World of School of Arts held private performances for guests. The night of networking and good will culminated with attendees committing to get involved in the efforts of Misioneros del Camino to the benefit of all those involved.

Golden Key

The island of Key Biscayne is one of the most exclusive and luxurious places in the U.S., if not the entire world. What better way for its residents to exemplify this than by drinking gold?

Night at the Museum

Recently the Miami Science Museum, together with more than 100 VIP guests, enjoyed an exquisite Dinosaurs of China private reception to raise awareness for the new museum’s capital campaign.

COCKTAILS UNDER THE STARS

To celebrate the beginning of the social season with glamour and style, Hollywould and The Whitehall Society entertained more than 300 selected VIP personalities and stars with an exclusive gala evening at the splendid landmark Flagler Museum.

THE POWER OF BELIEVING

An extraordinary gala dubbed Believe 2007 welcomed more than 600 guests to Karu & Y Restaurant to yield funds for six organizations that raise awareness for Colombia’s social needs. It was a magical evening complete with an auction, a fashion show by Silvia Tcherassi and a private concert by Juanes, Fonseca and Fanny Lu.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Family, friends and Key Biscayne neighbors gathered to toast champagne and dance the night away to celebrate Christina Termine’s birthday, together with her fiance, Rafael Bild, at their Mashta Island home.    

FROLIC

Your guide to the best entertainment, shopping, dining, libations & relaxation in South Florida.

THE KING OF KEY BISCAYNE

Get a glimpse at the life and passions of James Dettore, one of the most successful men to have ever called Key Biscayne home. He is not only the embodiment of everything the island stands for, he’s also one of the main driving forces that has put the Village of Key Biscayne on the global map.

REGAL REAL ESTATE

Whether you’re looking for a second, third, fourth or fifth home or an innovative new office space, these local, national and international real estate options should be on your radar.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each of these people has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves to the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Hail the Sunshine

Even in the dead of winter, Key Biscayne’s sunrays shine.Herewith: A stylish journey through some of the hottest looks this season.

Mansion in the Sky

We take a tour of Club Tower Three, Unit 1901 atop Ocean Club in Key Biscayne to show you what you may have been missing back down at sea level.

Power Houses

Meet the men and women who are ensuring real estate remains booming. From unforgettable showings to the humble mantras they live by, their stories will give you a unique glimpse into their hectic lives and might even inspire you to find a new home or two.

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Love Those Tunes

Sylvia Bennett’s much-anticipated CD release for I Wish You Love included a Dinner & Show held inside Mariposa at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables.

All United

The All For Venezuela fashion show in Key Biscayne benefitted Friends Of The Children Of Venezuela, a Miami-based nonprofit in charge of vulnerable and hospitalized children in Venezuela.